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Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Sid1968, 28 Aug 2020.

  1. Sid1968

    Sid1968

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    I Hope this is the correct thread for this topic

    Iv had my floor screeded by a incompetent tradesman.

    he mixed sand and cement on site either its not mixed properly or hes put too much sand in.

    now its all dried and very sandy and dusty. every time you brush up u brushing up loads of sand.

    want to laminate the floor but i want to sort the floor out before dont want sand coming up or is that ok? is ther anything i can put down to keep the sand settled to the floor ie self leveling mixed with pva or brush any compound to the floor?

    thanks
     
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  3. you have to get it all up and start again
     
  4. ted456

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    Sid1968,
    Dont do anything to the screed - nothing
    Ask the mods to transfer you to flooring forum where there's usernames dazlight and crazydaze who are fulltime floormen who will give you an excellent solution for your screed and laminate proposal problems.
     
  5. sid:the sand /cement is returning to sand .
    you’ll have to get it all up.
     
  6. ted456

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    Sid1968,
    We've not seen the screed so - No you dont.
    Get educated, expert opinion from professionals in the flooring forum before doing anything.
    Ask floormen who know what they are talking about and not guessing.
     
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  8. Notch7

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    A dusty screed surface doesn't necessarily mean it was mixed wrong.

    Incorrect drying or too dry mix or being walked on before curing can all bring up loose sand.

    If it was mixed wrong it could be surface Laitance

    Do you know what mix he used? It should've been 3 parts sharp sand to 1 cement.
     
  9. be interested to know the outcome.
     
  10. ted456

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    Snap! So would i. I'd be well interested in the outcome.
     
  11. Nige F

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    There goes your knicker elastic.
     
  12. ted456

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    Are you used to getting your knickers snapped you rascal, were your articles heirlooms or from charity shops?
    As long as your happy nige, probably helps you save on trousers?
     
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